Tatiana Calderon is the first female driver to campaign for the A.J. Foyt Racing Team in its 56-year history. She brings a tremendous amount of experience into the cockpit. She’s been a test driver for the Alfa Romeo F1 Team for the last four years and has also raced in British and European F3, F2, GP3 and Renault Series Formula V8 3.5 where she became the first female to stand on the podium in 2017. In the two seasons prior to this year, she honed her craft in the Super Formula Series in Japan, as well as the World Endurance Championship. The plan for 2022 has been to compete in all of the road and street courses in the NTT IndyCar Series for Foyt. In this interview she talks about how the different classes of cars she’s raced compare to each other and how she prepares for her races. Enjoy! NOTE: Just over halfway through the season, a sponsor issue saw Calderon sidelined. Hopefully she can return to her seat, if not this year, then next year. . .

By Larry Mason Copyright © 2022 Larry Mason Tatitana head shot
Tatiana Calderon has enjoyed her time in the NTT IndyCar Series driving for AJ Foyt. Will she be back?
Photo by Brad Bernstein
Tatiana helmet
Calderon gets ready to tackle the challenge of the mean streets of Long Beach.
Tatiana pit lane
Calderon is focused on improving every time she gets on track. Here she takes her Indy car down pit lane to start her weekend in Long Beach. Tatiana Shoreline
Calderon started 26th and worked her way up to a 16th place finish at Long Beach. She would improve her finishing position by one at the Indianapolis road course just two races later.
Tatiana fountain
Calderon was racing hard at Long Beach (as shown with her right front tire just off the ground) as she nails the apex berm at the fountain perfectly. 
Interview and photos Copyright © by Larry Mason unless otherwise noted